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The two essential elements of the CORKZILLA experience – Wine and music – in a pairing. Our signature feature will continue in 2013, but we've decided to take a break from the grind of producing thoughtful pairings on a monthly basis. Please look for an archive page highlighting our pairings from the past coming soon. Cheers!

What We're Listening to

Keith Richards, "Crosseyed Heart," Republic Records

Gary Clark Jr., "The Story of Sonny Boy Slim," Warner Brothers Records

Warren Haynes Featuring Railroad Earth, "Ashes and Dust," Concord Records

Jason Isbell, "Something More Than Free," Southeastern Records

Phish, "Live Bait Vol. 11" (free digital download)

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, "Chasing Yesterday," Sour Mash Records

Neil Young, "On the Beach," Reprise Records

Massive Attack, "Protection," Circa Records

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Black Messiah," RCA Records

Brokedown in Bakersfield, "Live!," Little Sur Records

Ryan Adams, "Ryan Adams," Pax-Am Records

Rich Robinson, "The Ceaseless Sight," The End Records

Jack White, "Lazaretto," Third Man Records

The Wayne Shorter Quartet, "Without a Net," Blue Note Records

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Thursday
Jul282011

Weekly Wine News Around the Web

Wine Even with Beer Among U.S. Consumers: The American beverage consumer prefers wine and beer evenly for only the second time in two decades, according to a new survey completed by Gallup. The 35 percent of consumers who prefer wine is near a record high, according to the report.

You Lookin’ At My Vines?: Legendary Hollywood actor Robert DeNiro (Pictured at right) is considering an investment in the Argentinian wine business, according to a South American business journal. DeNiro is reportedly interested in a 100-acre vineyard in Vista Flores, Tunuyan, part of the Mendoza wine region that has become known for its Malbecs.

Wine Grows on the Web: After red tape and related hurdles, buying wine on the Web is finally taking off, according to a report in Advertising Age. The report points to a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision as the turning point that finally made it possible for wine websites to navigate the labyrinth of state laws and interstate shipping regulations.

Diageo Settles Bribery Suit: It took $16 million, but global beverage conglomerate Diageo has settled a bribery suit alleging improper payments within the countries of India, South Korea and Thailand. No word whether officials in those countries have sobered up yet.

Charlottesville = Wine Blogger Ground Zero: Hundreds of wine bloggers descended on Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend to taste Virginia wine and write about it as part of the fourth North American Wine Bloggers Conference. Where is this annual event next year? Portland, OR. Look for CORKZILLA to be part of the fun.

More Random News Items: CORKZILLA can’t do it all. Check the Wine Spectator’s brief rundown of interesting news in the wine world.